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Swine Disease Prevention Strategies

A swine disease prevention strategy should be a common practice for all hog farmers. To have a successful farm, keeping animals healthy is a must. A health plan for your herd will help to minimize disease incidence. Pig-specific diseases can have major repercussions for the herd, the farm, and people themselves. The introduction of viruses…

The Complete Pig Feeding Guide

The most important part of swine production is in knowing the correct way to feed pigs. Whether browsing through a piglet feeding guide or studying swine management techniques, pigs need a high energy diet that is low in fiber that contains ample protein. Pigs will consume enormous amounts of food quickly. To raise and maintain…

Corbett Celebrates 40 Years at Osborne

August 16, 2018 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce a new milestone has been reached by long-time employee, Vicki Corbett of Osborne, Kan. Corbett celebrated her 40 year employment anniversary on Thursday, July 19, 2018. George Eakin, President and CEO of Osborne, noted, “To many of our customers, Vicki…

Farrowing Pens 101

The farrowing pen is the most important pen on any pig farm. In addition to reducing the risk of trampling and overlying, it can be built to satisfy pig temperature requirements. The farrowing pen significantly reduces pig mortality, while providing a cool environment for sows as well as a dry, warm environment for the piglets.…

Culbertson Joins Osborne Sales Staff

July 31, 2018 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce that Cory Culbertson has been named North America Sales Representative for livestock equipment. Along with Osborne’s customer centric focus, Culbertson will assist in the distribution of Osborne’s swine management equipment in the Midwest United States. “As a former swine producer…

When to Wean Piglets for Faster Growth & Better Yield

A crucial stage in the growth and development of pigs, the weaning period, can present challenges that need to be dealt with correctly in order to avoid production issues. Providing a smooth transition from liquid to solid food is key in optimizing your growth cycles and making sure your animals meet the average market hog…

Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015

June 18, 2018 – Osborne, Kan. – Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018, certification under ISO 9001:2015. The company has maintained certification under ISO standards since October 2000. The company-developed and maintained…

How Creep Feeding Piglets Increases Yields

Creep feeding plays an important role in the life cycle of pigs. The practice introduces piglets to a solid diet while they are still suckling, and in doing so, helps them get off to a much better start. Beginning during the piglets first few weeks of life, solid feed promotes gut and digestive enzyme development.…

How to Keep Livestock Cool in Hot Weather

During the summer months when high temperatures and humidity combine, keeping your livestock cool and comfortable is an absolute necessity. How to keep animals cool in hot weather should be a priority. Otherwise, many can succumb to heat related stress, exhaustion, stroke—and unfortunately, death. Enclosed spaces without proper ventilation will result in serious problems for…

Average Market Pig Weight 2018

In the last couple decades, lean growth and feed efficiency have dramatically improved average pig weight for market. Productivity of the average pig farmer has increased, with pigs per litter and average market hog weights both increasing. A sure sign that a farrow-to-finish operation is successful is that pigs remain profitable at heavier market weights.